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Google Doesn’t Care About Hiring Top College Grads

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Posted by    Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 11:00am

Lots of people want to work for Google, the company pretty much has its pick of employees.

Do they want the best of America’s colleges and universities? Nope.

Max Nisen of Quartz reports.

Why Google doesn’t care about hiring top college graduates

Google has spent years analyzing who succeeds at the company, which has moved...

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UNC Poverty Center’s Inappropriate, Possibly Illegal, Political Activities Revealed

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Posted by    Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 9:30am

A public records request filed by a state conservative organization confirms that the University of North Carolina’s Poverty Center is using publicly funded resources for inappropriate (and possibly illegal) political activities (hat-tip, Instapundit).

The Civitas Institute reports:

Email records show that the center...

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Mother Takes the SAT 7 Times to Help Her Son Get into College

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Posted by    Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 8:00am

Mind you, she didn’t take the SAT for him, she claims she was trying to help motivate him.

The mother is Debbie Stier and she wrote about her experience in The Atlantic. There are a few choice excerpts below.

I Took the SAT 7 Times to Help My Son Get Into College

Ethan’s d...

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Franklin and Marshall College Student: Bill de Blasio, Poster Child for Idiocy

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 6:30pm

Franklin and Marshall College student Daniel Pellegrino has an early review of how New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio handling his new position.

The student, a New York City resident, is less than impressed.

When asked by his boss, Michael Scott, what the most inspirational thing that he had ever told him...

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South American Anarchists Teach Anti-Capitalist Tactics to American Students

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 5:00pm

Keep this story in mind the next time a conservative American speaker is protested or banned from speaking on a college campus.

Katrin Marquez of The College Fix reports.

Chilean Anarchists Teach Anti-Capitalist Tactics To American Students

In recent years, college students in Chile have led anti-capitalist protests that have been so successful that...

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Prager University Video – America’s Debt Crisis Explained

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 3:30pm

Prager University has released its newest video, which explains the reasons for the nation’s current debt crisis and features Cato Institute’s Michael Tanner.

From the Youtube description:

Fact: America’s national debt stands at $17 trillion. That’s a tough number to grasp. Most people will never come close to making $1 million in any...

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Newest Critics of Common Core? Teachers’ Unions

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 2:00pm

There’s an upside to this story. Maybe now that the teachers’ unions are complaining, someone in Washington, DC will listen.

Frederick M. Hess of National Review reports.

Common Core: Teachers’ Unions Think Again

In recent days, there has been a spate of news stories reporting that the nation’s teachers’ unions are having second thoughts...

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Student Suspended for Fishing Knife Left in Dad’s Car

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 12:30pm

Zero tolerance insanity has now spread to include fishing knives.

A senior at Northeast High School in Clarksville, Tenn. has been suspended for 10 days and faces a multitude of additional punishments including criminal charges because school officials found a knife belonging to his father inside his father’s car.

The student is David...

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Op-Ed: Cut Off Harvard to Save America

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 11:00am

In light of a certain piece from the Harvard Crimson recently featured here at College Insurrection, I’m inclined to agree.

Richard Vedder writes at Bloomberg View.

Cut Off Harvard to Save America

College endowments totaled $448.6 billion in the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013, an increase of 11.7 percent compared with a year...

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Dept. of Education Does End-Run Around Congress to Lower Sex Harassment Case Standards

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 9:30am

It looks like President Obama isn’t the only one ignoring the US Congress!

Today, the Department of Education began the second of three sessions of negotiated rulemaking on changes to federal campus crime reporting requirements. Unfortunately, negotiators are attempting to advance regulatory measures specifically rejected by lawmakers in...

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Duke Student Who Works in Porn is a Women’s Studies Major

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Posted by    Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 8:00am

Too many aspects of this young woman’s story are starting to look fishy.

She claims to be a Republican, who does porn and is a women’s studies major? It just doesn’t add up.

Emmeline Zhao of Real Clear Education recently interviewed her.

Duke Porn Star Talks College Costs

RealClearEducation’s Emmeline Zhao, herself a Duke graduate,...

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Australian University’s Giant Mural Glorifies Global Warming Narcissist

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 6:30pm

Panel claims “Nobel Prize” for prof’s research; award actually given to IPCC.

An Australian University has glorified one of its climate scientists in a huge mural.

Underneath the panel is the claim about his Nobel Prize research. Breitbaret’s Nicke Hallett has an analysis on the self-promoting claim centered on false science.

An Australian university has put up a giant mural on one of its walls,...

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Reminder – The Higher Ed Bubble is Just Like the Housing Bubble

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 5:00pm

This is a point we’ve made before at College Insurrection but this new piece by Peter J. Wallison of the American Enterprise Institute serves as a good reminder.

Want to know why we are headed to a student loan crisis? Look at what caused the financial crisis

Today’s New York Times carries an ...

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U. of Maryland’s LGBT Equity Center’s “Diversity in Employment” Video

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 3:30pm

We recently offered an analysis by Victor Davis Hanson on campus diversity programs, which asserts that they have “become an industry synonymous with orthodoxy and intolerance, especially in its homogeneity of political thought.”

With this in mind, let’s turn...

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New Study Suggests PhDs are Drowning in Debt

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 2:00pm

Jessica Cruzan of The College Fix reports on a recent crowdsourcing project that revealed some less than encouraging news about people with PhDs.

Crowdsourced Data Finds PhDs Drowning in Debt

“I will never know a moment of financial peace in my lifetime.”

“I accept the fact that I will be in debt until I...

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Purdue Police Say They Didn’t Violate Student Journalist’s Rights

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 12:30pm

Purdue University police allegedly “pushed to the ground, verbally abused and threatened” student photographer Hiraku ‘Michael’ Takeda as he was reporting on a campus crime scene.

Dan Reimold of Campus Media Matters follow-up with the results of the school’s internal investigation centered on whether the student was harassed or had his constitutional...

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Tennessee to Offer Free College Funded by Lottery Ticket Sales

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 11:00am

Get your PhD in Powerball. Some states are looking to provide free college tuition and Tennessee is betting on revenue from the lottery.

Chris Valerio of National Public Radio reports.

Let Us Pay Your College Tuition

Oregon and Tennessee want more college graduates. In that vein, each is considering very different ways to fund...

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Arizona State Co-Ed Wants Feminists to Stop Complaining About “Rape Culture”

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 9:30am

Should “focus on empowering women to make smart choices.”

We recently noted that conservative pundit Tammy Bruce wanted to reboot modern feminism.

So does Arizona State University student Annica Benning, who wants activists to focus on finding solutions to real problems.

Have you ever heard of SlutWalks?

It’s when women dress up in bras, panties, high heels and little else and parade around...

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Student Diversity Group at Dartmouth Threatens Physical Action if Demands Aren’t Met

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Posted by    Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 8:00am

Gee, where have we seen this before?

Joseph Asch of Dartblog reports.

Let’s Bow to Diversity

From the fever swamps of the loony fringes comes the call for the College to devote itself to diversity fully and forever.

The list of demands concludes as follows:

The age of complacency and apathy toward change at Dartmouth College...

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Activists demand tying college presidents’ wages to salaries of cooks, janitors

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Posted by    Monday, February 24, 2014 at 6:30pm

If progressives get their plan enacted for two college campuses, it could mean another solution to administrative bloat.

Activists at St. Mary’s College of Maryland and Brandeis University have asked presidents to tie their wages to staff salaries. Inside Higher Ed’s Ry Rivard has these details:

Some faculty and students at St. Mary’s...

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Student Group Wants BU to Cancel Robin Thicke Concert Over Sexist Lyrics

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Posted by    Monday, February 24, 2014 at 5:00pm

Why are some students so determined to ruin a good time for everyone else?

FOX News reports.

Student group wants Boston University to scrap Robin Thicke concert

A Boston University student group is demanding the school cancel an upcoming Robin Thicke concert, complaining that the pop star’s “Blurred Lines” lyrics are sexist.

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Phil Valentine Educates UVA Student Environmentalist on Real Global Warming Literacy

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Posted by    Monday, February 24, 2014 at 3:30pm

Phil Valentine is the producer of “An Inconsistent Truth” on the reasons for global warming skepticism, as well as a popular talk radio show host in Nashville.

When he headlined an event featuring his work for the University of Virginia College Republicans, Thomas Forman (President of the UVA Environmental Sciences Org...

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